What is the difference between winning something and having success?

Some self help thoughts to help you navigate through the difference between winning something and having success.  Some of us grow up with the win win attitude.  We watch a football game and all we care about is our team winning.  We place a bet on the game, whether it be a wager bet or a gentlemen bet.  We go to our child’s soccer game and we want them to win so badly, a part of us wants to run out there and play for them.  Now we are spending time with our friends, playing a friendly game of Wii sports and our winning nature has crossed over into our relaxing fun time.

  • Where does this behavior begin and end?
  • Are we carrying this behavior into our personal lives?
  • Are we teaching our children to be overly competitive?
  • Have we brought this behavior into our dream lives, into our subconscious mind?

If we are trying to win all the time, everything is a game.   Everything is a competition.  Our mind, body and spirit never have a change to relax.  If we don’t win at the game more than 50% of the time, we become extremely unhappy.  This is no way to live.

The better way to live is to be successful.  Always striving to do your best.  Comparing what you do today to what you did yesterday.  Improving on your own personal work, rather than someone else’s work.  Success is taking steps everyday to improve your personal life.

  • What do you want to be when you grow up? (remember that we never grow up so we are always improving)
  • What do you want to be successful doing?
  • What are the resources that you need to use in order to improve your personal stats?
  • Who do you need help from?
  • What rewards are you going to give yourself for accomplishing your personal improvements for the day?

Remember that you must be in balance to feel like improving your life.

  1. Make sure you take care of your physical body.
  2. Eat live food.
  3. Exercise
  4. Have a personal relationship with spirit everyday.

Don’t treat life as a game to win, treat life as a journey towards success!